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JOBURG WEST<br />

Must-haves for<br />

your beauty bag<br />

GET DRAMATIC WITH<br />

TA-DA’S DANIELLE<br />

STEYNVAARDT<br />

Win<br />

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R1 500<br />

FLY CAMPING<br />

A SAFARI FOR THE<br />

ADVENTUROUS<br />

Countdown guide to the<br />

HOLIDAYS<br />

SHOPPING, PEOPLE AND LIFESTYLE IN YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD<br />

<strong>Nov</strong>ember <strong>2019</strong>


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NOVEMBER <strong>2019</strong><br />

CONTENTS<br />

WHY DON’T YOU ...<br />

4 The ultimate calendar of fun things to do this month<br />

7 A trio of terrific reads for <strong>Nov</strong>ember<br />

WISH LIST<br />

8 Make the most of the blue skies<br />

SOCIAL<br />

10 Focus!<br />

12 Groovy chicks<br />

13 Most beautiful road race<br />

PEOPLE<br />

14 Danielle Steynvaardt spills the beans on the entertainment<br />

industry, love and all things art<br />

24 Anita Browne chats about farming, family and winning AGRI<br />

Gauteng Young Farmer of the Year<br />

BEAUTY<br />

16 Summer essentials for your holiday beauty bag<br />

HOLIDAY HIT LIST<br />

18 We’re literally counting down the days until it is holiday time … So<br />

whether you stay at home or go away, our guide’s got you covered!<br />

GARDENING<br />

24 We’ve put together our top garden tasks and tips for the month<br />

TRAVEL<br />

30 Having a holistay? We’ve got the perfect budget-friendly day<br />

getaway for you and your family<br />

32 Walking through big five country and sleeping out in the wild<br />

WIN<br />

9 Win a Skyline hamper<br />

34 Win Caribbean Tan products valued at more than R1 500<br />

COVER LOOK<br />

Dress by Estelle Visser. Hair by Tarryn Eksteen. Make up by Antoinette<br />

de Beer. Photographed by Jaco Bothma.<br />

<strong>Nov</strong>ember <strong>2019</strong> Get It Joburg <strong>West</strong> 03


A hot date!<br />

The ultimate calendar of fun things to do this month<br />

If you have a date for the Get It diary page, email the info at least a month in advance to rialienf@caxton.co.za<br />

01<br />

Cedar Tree Craft Night<br />

Market from 6pm to 10pm at<br />

Khosa Sports Club, Krugersdorp. There<br />

will be secure parking, no entrance<br />

fee and pets are welcome. Details:<br />

Chanelle on 081 500 6884.<br />

01<br />

The much anticipated<br />

Glenshiel Christmas Fair<br />

takes place inside the home and<br />

beautiful grounds of ‘Glenshiel’ atop<br />

the <strong>West</strong>cliff Ridge from 9am to 6pm.<br />

Stallholders will offer some of the<br />

most stylish and ‘on-trend’ products<br />

seen on the pages of local style and<br />

fashion magazines. Offerings include<br />

crafted bags, shoes and belts, clothing<br />

and scarves, linens and jewellery,<br />

bespoke stationery and ceramics<br />

as well as handcrafted Christmas<br />

decorations, cakes and much more.<br />

Cost: R75 per person, children under<br />

12 free. Details: www.quicket.co.za or<br />

www.glenshiel.org.za.<br />

16<br />

Catch a laugh with Drie Susters (Lizz Meiring, Margit Meyer-<br />

Rödenbeck and Nicole Holm) at Silverstar at 8pm. Christine, Anel<br />

and Bianca’s flight to Thailand is delayed. It is Christine’s 50th<br />

birthday and the trip is her birthday gift from her twin sisters. They<br />

wait, play cards, wait, read books, wait, drink cappuccinos, wait, lash<br />

out with words, wait, criticise each other’s choices, wait … all while<br />

Christine is high on Xanax. Cost: From R160 to R180 per person.<br />

Details: tsogosun.com/silverstar-casino.<br />

02<br />

Bubbly and food pairing at Misty Hills Country Hotel, Muldersdrift is a<br />

must for every foodie. It promises to be an unforgettable evening of local<br />

and international bubbly paired with a five-course meal at the Summerhouse<br />

Restaurant from 7pm. Cost: R395 per person. Details: mistyhills.co.za.<br />

02<br />

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr. comes alive for the first time at the<br />

People’s Theatre. Based on the beloved film version of Ian Fleming’s<br />

children’s book, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr is a family-friendly blockbuster filled<br />

with stage spectacles and Academy Award-nominated songs. Taking place<br />

until 22 December. Cost: R149 per person. Details: 011 403 1563/ 2340 or www.<br />

peoplestheatre.co.za.<br />

4 Get It Joburg <strong>West</strong> <strong>Nov</strong>ember <strong>2019</strong>


05<br />

10<br />

Gala evening in aid of endangered black rhinos at Silverstar from 6pm.<br />

Cost: R500 per person which includes dinner and live entertainment.<br />

Details: Debbie on 072 149 3982.<br />

10<br />

The action-packed Merrell Summer Run takes place from 7am at the<br />

Walter Sisulu Botanical Garden, with a variety of routes. The 12km and<br />

20km routes, which head into the open rocky grassland and include more<br />

technical running sections, together with the 6km loop, are all a great challenge<br />

to tackle on a Saturday morning. Fiercely competed or enjoyed at a more<br />

leisurely pace, both pass by the cascading waterfall and cliffs that are home<br />

to a breeding pair of majestic Verreaux’s Eagles. Entries start at R130. Details:<br />

entrytickets.net.<br />

Visit the Cedar Tree Craft<br />

Market from 10am to 3pm<br />

at Khosa Sports Club, Krugersdorp for<br />

their monthly market. There will be<br />

secure parking, no entrance fee, and<br />

pets are welcome. Details: Chanelle on<br />

081 500 6884.<br />

15<br />

<strong>West</strong> Side Craft and Food<br />

Night Market from 6pm to<br />

10pm at Ramkiki Country Restaurant<br />

and Conference Centre. There will be<br />

secure parking, no entrance fee and<br />

pets are welcome. Details: Chanelle on<br />

081 500 6884.<br />

24<br />

29<br />

15<br />

Let the creative juices flow<br />

at the Paint Nite at Die<br />

Boomhuisie at 7pm. The theme is<br />

‘Moonlit Fairy’ . Guided by a talented<br />

and entertaining artist, you’ll be<br />

amazed at what you create. Cost: R610<br />

per person. Details: Yaymaker.com.<br />

17<br />

Popular pianist Rocco<br />

de Villiers and energetic<br />

violinist Lizelle le Roux bring a<br />

selection of favourite hit tunes to<br />

Roodepoort Theatre from 3pm.<br />

Cost: R200 per person. Details: www.<br />

roodepoorttheatre.com.<br />

Join the <strong>West</strong> Side Craft and Food Market from 10am to 3pm at<br />

Ramkiki Country Restaurant and Conference Centre. There will be secure<br />

parking, no entrance fee and pets are welcome. Details: Chanelle on 081 500 6884.<br />

30<br />

Parkview Christmas Charity Market from 2pm to 10pm. Taking place at<br />

George Hay Park, the market is a joy-filled opportunity for you to shop<br />

for gifts, fill Christmas stockings, and revel in the food and drink offerings to the<br />

background tunes of local music talent, all in the name of charity. Cost: R50 per<br />

adult, R20 per pensioner and children under 12 enter free. Tickets available at the<br />

entrance. All proceeds go to the Nicarela Charity.<br />

30<br />

The Gin and<br />

Tonic Festival<br />

returns to Joburg as<br />

the iconic Victoria Yards<br />

become the scene of an<br />

elaborate celebration<br />

of craft gin culture from<br />

11am. The festival offers<br />

a highly engaging and<br />

entertaining showcase<br />

of the country’s most<br />

popular, lesser-known and<br />

spanking new gin brands,<br />

as well as a selection of<br />

premium internationals.<br />

Cost: R165 per person.<br />

Details: www.quicket.co.za.<br />

Crossing over with Gerald Burger and Justin van Quickelberge – these<br />

two psychics will be bringing messages to the audience from the other<br />

side from 10.30am to 1pm at the Sanctuary of Infinite Light, Krugersdorp. Cost:<br />

R170 per person. Details: Ransie on 071 600 1972 or beezquizine@gmail.com.


Discover the magic<br />

of Christmas!<br />

Immerse yourself in a world of enchantment<br />

and joy with our memorable gift selection.<br />

Discover more at clarins.co.za and<br />

participating Clarins beauty counters.<br />

12 iconic must-have Clarins products<br />

hidden in this Advent Calendar<br />

R890* | Valued at R2,100<br />

Sparkling freshness<br />

Eau de Jardins Gift Set<br />

R625* | Valued at R1,080<br />

Something for Dad...<br />

ClarinsMen Hydration Collection<br />

R815* | Valued at R980<br />

Everyone’s favourite!<br />

Double Serum Collection<br />

R1,330* | Valued at R1,700<br />

It’s on everyone’s list…<br />

Eau Dynamisante Collection<br />

R625* | Valued at R1,080<br />

Let it Glow! Let it Glow!<br />

Bright Plus Gift Set<br />

R910* | Valued at R1,500<br />

All eye want for Christmas<br />

Wonder Perfect 4D Gift<br />

R380* | Valued at R545<br />

Online<br />

exclusive<br />

Online<br />

exclusive<br />

Mommy’s kissing Santa Claus<br />

if she gets this Holiday Beauty Cracker<br />

R320* | Valued at R495<br />

The gift of youthful skin<br />

Super Restorative Deluxe Collection<br />

R3,260* | Valued at R4,300<br />

For you. About you.<br />

*Recommended Retail Selling Price


Book club<br />

A trio of terrific reads for <strong>Nov</strong>ember<br />

The long awaited sequel<br />

to A Handmaid’s Tale<br />

In A Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret<br />

Atwood envisioned a world in which<br />

the US had become Gilead, a totalitarian<br />

world ruled by Commanders<br />

in which women were totally subservient.<br />

Told by one handmaid, Offred,<br />

it describes how women are forbidden<br />

to learn to read or write and are<br />

solely there to serve men in all ways,<br />

including sexually. The sequel, The<br />

Testaments, is set 15 years later and<br />

is told by three women – Aunt Lydia,<br />

a trainer and manager of handmaids,<br />

and two of Offred’s daughters,<br />

Agnes, who became the privileged<br />

child of an elite family, and Nicola,<br />

who was smuggled out to Canada.<br />

Resistance is growing in Gilead and<br />

Lydia is plotting its downfall... At a<br />

time when women are increasingly<br />

protesting against femicide, rape,<br />

unequal pay and often worse injustices<br />

at the hands of men, this book<br />

hits an extremely sensitive nerve.<br />

Chatto & Windus, R360.<br />

Secrets. Affairs. Revenge.<br />

It’s all going on in the<br />

suburbs ... where everyone<br />

has something to hide<br />

Shari Lapena’s Someone We Know<br />

is set in a small suburb, where<br />

everyone is polite and friendly and<br />

neighbourly. When newcomers arrive<br />

in town – a handsome man and<br />

his extraordinarily attractive wife –<br />

the main conversation appears to be<br />

how much of a flirt she is with the<br />

men in the area. Then she’s found<br />

murdered, and more than one man<br />

is ‘a person of interest’ to the police.<br />

At the same time, a family’s teenage<br />

son has been breaking into some<br />

of the houses ... not to steal, but to<br />

practise his fairly impressive computer<br />

hacking skills. With secrets and<br />

affairs and revenge, Lapena keeps<br />

you guessing until the very end.<br />

Penguin, R290.<br />

Chosen as one of the best<br />

thrillers of summer, this<br />

legal thriller is exceptional<br />

They were a perfectly ordinary family.<br />

Interesting jobs. Yoga, basketball<br />

and trips to the library. Takeout on<br />

Fridays in front of the telly and a<br />

bottle of wine with their friends.<br />

Until the murder. Chosen as one<br />

of the best thrillers of the summer<br />

by the New York Times, A Nearly<br />

Normal Family is M. T. Edvardsson’s<br />

psychological, legal thriller that asks<br />

what would you do if your daughter<br />

was suspected of murder? How far<br />

would you go to protect her? Would<br />

you believe her, or the evidence<br />

against her? The father believes<br />

his daughter has been framed. The<br />

mother believes she’s hiding something.<br />

And the daughter believes<br />

they have no idea what she’s truly<br />

capable of. Could. Not. Put it down!<br />

Brilliant. Macmallan, R299.<br />

<strong>Nov</strong>ember <strong>2019</strong> Get It Joburg <strong>West</strong> 7


8 Get It Joburg <strong>West</strong> <strong>Nov</strong>ember <strong>2019</strong><br />

Wish list<br />

Make the most of the blue skies ...<br />

Prohibition Blue Gin ...<br />

coming to a cocktail<br />

near you<br />

It’s not just the blue we fancy in<br />

the newly released Prohibition<br />

Blue Gin. It’s also the way that<br />

with certain mixers, it changes<br />

to pink. Magic gin! So if you’re<br />

in the mood for a pink drink, a<br />

dash of tonic water or lemon<br />

changes the PH balance and<br />

the blue changes to a sparkling<br />

pink. This Silver Creek Craft<br />

Distillery gin gets its striking<br />

blue colour from the flower<br />

of the Blue Pea (so it’s 100 per<br />

cent natural) and is infused with<br />

juniper as well as coriander,<br />

lemon, angelica, cinnamon and<br />

a dash of rose water. Try it in<br />

your fave cocktail … or spruce<br />

it up with apples and thyme<br />

(delish!). You can buy it for R369<br />

online at Takealot.com and in<br />

major bottle stores. Oh … a<br />

little extra info … in traditional<br />

medicine, the Blue Pea flower –<br />

Clitoria Tetnatea – is said to have<br />

aphrodisiac and antioxidant<br />

powers, among other lifeenhancing<br />

properties. Details:<br />

www.silvercreekdistillery.co.za.<br />

You can certainly complete your sassy look with these uber<br />

chic wood painted earrings from LumainKie (based<br />

in Randfontein but courier is an option). In addition<br />

to being stylish, these handmade earrings are<br />

lightweight and so comfy. Get them R85. Oh …<br />

and they can<br />

make a great gift as well! Details:<br />

Lumain on 071 254 0699, Facebook, LumainKie<br />

Leather Accessories<br />

or Instagram, lumainkie.


Ice cream anyone?<br />

If the answer’s ‘Yes, yes, yes!’ then grab<br />

a copy of Jude’s Ice Cream & Desserts.<br />

From simple, refreshing treats (orange<br />

lollies) and sorbets like mango and<br />

passion fruit or summer peach, to<br />

fluffy buttermilk pancakes with<br />

roasted apple, toasted oats and<br />

ice cream, there’s a temptation<br />

on every page – dig in and enjoy!<br />

The many ice cream variations<br />

(Earl Grey; beetroot and ginger<br />

– yes, really!) include several for<br />

vegans, but it’s the desserts we<br />

fancy most. How about cinnamon<br />

pavlova with winter fruit; Julia’s double<br />

chocolate brownies or, by far our fave<br />

... collapsed espresso chocolate cake<br />

served with ice cream. Yes, yes, yes!<br />

From shakes and smoothies to sauces<br />

and DIY cones, when deliciousness<br />

calls, this is the book you need.<br />

Kyle Books, R378.<br />

We’re sweet on Skyline Late Harvest<br />

We’re fans of a semi-sweet wine … it’s gorgeous<br />

chilled, topped with soda and served with ice on<br />

a warm evening; it’s a classic match with rich liver<br />

Fancy<br />

winning a<br />

sweet prize? We’ve got<br />

a Skyline hamper to give<br />

away … half a dozen bottles<br />

of Skyline and a pair of sunnies<br />

in an eye-catching shopping<br />

bag. To enter, visit our Get<br />

It Joburg <strong>West</strong> Magazine<br />

Facebook page and like<br />

the competition<br />

post.<br />

paté or a parfait, and is brilliant with<br />

desserts … think cheesecake<br />

or crème caramel, an apricot<br />

tart or glazed fruit pavlova.<br />

The just-released Skyline<br />

Late Harvest (named after<br />

SA’s great cityscapes) is<br />

a delicious option … all<br />

smooth honey and fruit,<br />

it’s full-bodied and rich and<br />

made from Chenin Blanc<br />

grapes harvested late in the<br />

season when the natural sugars<br />

are concentrated in the fruit, so<br />

it has no added sugar. About<br />

R49,99 a bottle, or R134,99<br />

for the convenient threelitre<br />

bag-in-a-box.<br />

Crushing on<br />

S&D Christian<br />

Couture<br />

Randfontein’s Reinette<br />

Herbst (who is also<br />

Mrs Africa <strong>2019</strong>!) joined<br />

forces with fashion<br />

designer Alicia Pienaar<br />

from Krugersdorp, to<br />

start Strength & Dignity<br />

Christian Couture. They met<br />

through divine intervention and<br />

decided to make beautiful clothes together, starting with a fab range<br />

of scarves. A lot of attention is given to every scarf and because of the<br />

uniqueness of their scarves, they only make a limited number of each<br />

design. And the best part …? Every scarf is also adorned with a powerful<br />

verse or message and they specifically pray for each person who will wear<br />

the scarf. You can buy them at Op-ge-tof Coffee Shop, 72 Homestead<br />

Avenue, Randfontein, from R150 each. Details: 073 338 8473, info@d4g.co.za<br />

or follow them on Facebook, S&D Christian Clothing.<br />

Pencil in your diary!<br />

The best music on your doorstep with A Night With The Stars at the Khosa<br />

Sports Club on 2 <strong>Nov</strong>ember. A collection of the most memorable live<br />

performances from the greatest artists to grace the stage projected on to<br />

a giant inflatable screen. From Queen to Adele, there will be something for<br />

everyone’s taste. All the classic songs in one night projected as a live concert<br />

underneath the stars will be sure to have you dancing and singing the night<br />

away. Bring along your camping chairs and picnic blankets, and arrive early to<br />

make sure you get the best spot on the field. Food trucks and a cash bar will<br />

be available on site. Cost: R75 per person. Gates open at 5pm with the concert<br />

starting at 7pm. Details: webtickets.co.za.<br />

<strong>Nov</strong>ember <strong>2019</strong> Get It Joburg <strong>West</strong> 9


Close-up encounters thrilled!<br />

Nadine Mingard and Lynda Wolfson<br />

Focus!<br />

Sue Vacy-Lyle, Wayne Hinde and Anthea Goldwain<br />

Our Get It Canon Wildlife Photographic Safari<br />

at the exceptional Thanda Tented Camp in<br />

Zululand’s Big Five country was a roaring (see<br />

what we did there!) success. More than two dozen<br />

keen photographers spent the weekend with top<br />

Canon and wildlife photographers, who shared<br />

their tips, expertise and entertaining stories about<br />

capturing wildlife. The animals – large and fierce,<br />

small and pretty – joined the party ... obligingly<br />

showing off their best sides for the cameras. You<br />

can see all the shots – including the spectacular<br />

winning photo of the weekend by Sue Vacy-Lyle –<br />

on getitmagazine.co.za.<br />

Matthew and Petra Blewett<br />

Dana Eitzen, John and Dawn Champman<br />

10 Get It Joburg <strong>West</strong> <strong>Nov</strong>ember <strong>2019</strong>


Heather and Tony Grizic<br />

Engela Uys and Rico de Marigny<br />

Lize and Stephan de Klerk with Warren Nicholas<br />

Focus!<br />

Ian and Susan Omand with Christiaan Sperka<br />

Stephen Monareng<br />

<strong>Nov</strong>ember <strong>2019</strong> Get It Joburg <strong>West</strong> 11


Vicky Seegers, Donné Valkenburg, Pat Crichton, Gayle Lee and Sue Hodges<br />

Groovy chicks<br />

Marcelle Cloete<br />

and Arlene Hesketh<br />

The annual Ladies Day in aid of the St Laurence's<br />

Children's Haven is a highlight on our social<br />

calendar. Giving to those in need is always a priority,<br />

but what makes this event special is that you can<br />

attend it with your friends while having loads of fun.<br />

This year 420 groovy women dressed the part for the<br />

70s-themed event at Silverstar.<br />

Felicia Korai and<br />

Puledi Moloto<br />

Estee Myburgh and<br />

Carin van den Berg<br />

Joanne Roelofsz and Claire Bartlett<br />

Kim Still and Shirley Campbell<br />

Samantha Shaw, Kirsten Zissimides and Tammi Swan<br />

Michelle Wierenga, Victoria Fincher and Stancey Bosman<br />

Geneva Schmidt and Kelsey Gallon<br />

Cathy Amos and Ursula Pinkus<br />

Samantha van Niekerk<br />

and Lauren Smith<br />

12 Get It Joburg <strong>West</strong> <strong>Nov</strong>ember <strong>2019</strong>


Alicia Walters, Holly Gxubane, Sarah Ayres,<br />

Busisiwe Nobela and Chwayita Gugwini<br />

Debbie Collier, Helen Barrett and Candice Scheepers<br />

Jacqueline Peach with Meghan and Danielle Minnie<br />

Most beautiful road race<br />

As usual, the annual SPAR Women’s Challenge was a booming event not easy to<br />

forget! A sea of grey T-shirts covered the grounds of the Marks Park Sports Club<br />

as thousands of amped women (and men!) came to the venue for whatever<br />

reason they saw fit – some came for fun, some came to compete and some<br />

came to raise awareness. The gorgeous Face of the SPAR Women's Challenge,<br />

along with her runners-up, also competed on the day, and did their part<br />

in collecting and donating running shoes for the less fortunate.<br />

Thulethu Ngqokwe and Ipi Thibedi<br />

Natalie Lambert and Suzette Kangalu<br />

Ilse van der Merwe<br />

and Elsabe Bosch-Brits<br />

Monica de Beer and Lize Roodt Sarika and Gopika Harrie Richard Laskey and Isabel McKenna<br />

<strong>Nov</strong>ember <strong>2019</strong> Get It Joburg <strong>West</strong> 13


BEING REAL<br />

Pinehaven's Danielle Steynvaardt, owner of TA-DA! Theatre Arts and Drama Academy,<br />

certainly knows how to make lemonade when life hands her lemons. This 29-year-old<br />

beauty spills the beans on the entertainment industry, love and all things art.<br />

Text: JACO-MARI HAASBROEK. Photographer: JACO BOTHMA. Hair: Tarryn Eksteen. Make-up: ANTOINETTE DE BEER. -<br />

Iam a singer, musician,<br />

and actress and I'm<br />

currently studying to<br />

become a pastor, but<br />

my ultimate life goal is<br />

to help others through<br />

everything I do. I believe<br />

that God has sent many<br />

ups and downs my way so that I<br />

could grow as a person and help<br />

others by teaching them what I’ve<br />

learned, equipping them to handle<br />

everything life throws at them. I<br />

have to put food on the table, so<br />

I’m always busy with my business<br />

or some new project, but I use all of<br />

that to help people – that’s the best<br />

part of my career.<br />

I have always been in love with<br />

singing and later discovered my<br />

talent for acting. Coming from<br />

a family where everybody has<br />

corporate jobs, it was quite a shock<br />

to the family when I said I wanted<br />

to study drama. My father asked me<br />

to draw up a business plan to show<br />

him how I would earn a steady<br />

income while pursuing this dream<br />

of mine, and that’s how TA-DA! got<br />

started in 2011.<br />

Early in my career, I starred<br />

in shows like Muvhango,<br />

Binnelanders and Getroud met<br />

Rugby, but fame has never been<br />

a driving force for me. I want to<br />

work in the entertainment industry<br />

because it’s what I love, not to chase<br />

fame, because there will always<br />

be someone better or richer than<br />

you. TA-DA! is is an academy where<br />

people can chase their dreams; we<br />

prepare young people to step into<br />

the industry, fully equipped. TA-DA!<br />

specialises in acting, vocals, and<br />

dancing and I try my best to create<br />

amazing opportunities for my<br />

14 Get It Joburg <strong>West</strong> <strong>Nov</strong>ember <strong>2019</strong>


students so that one day they can be<br />

even more accomplished than I am.<br />

Sometimes I think that I bite off<br />

more than I can chew, but God is<br />

my inspiration and motivation. You<br />

get a lot of rejection and criticism in<br />

this industry, but I know that God has<br />

a plan for me. The one thing I pray for<br />

every day is to have less of me and<br />

more of Him. Whatever happens in my<br />

life, God will help me reach my goals.<br />

We women tend to try and take care<br />

of everyone and everything around us,<br />

but we also need someone to care for<br />

us, and that’s what God does for me.<br />

One of the biggest struggles I<br />

have faced in my personal life is<br />

infertility, but God is helping me<br />

through it. My husband and I have<br />

been struggling to conceive for<br />

eight years and I’ve been hard on<br />

myself because it’s the one thing in<br />

my life that I can't control. I still get<br />

very emotional about it but I have<br />

accepted that God has another big<br />

plan for me. I had to realise that our<br />

love and our marriage are enough. It<br />

gets especially hard when people ask<br />

us why we don’t have kids. Most of<br />

the time they assume we don’t want<br />

kids but we have to smile through the<br />

tears because we are looking at the<br />

bigger picture.<br />

Fortunately, I have a big family and<br />

my siblings’ children are like my<br />

own. When my husband and I get<br />

lonely, we invite the kids over for a day<br />

of fun. Our whole family is very close<br />

and we meet up for a big family meal<br />

at least once a month. I’m also very<br />

close to my mother and can’t go a day<br />

without seeing her. When I’m down,<br />

she lifts me up, and when I’m excited,<br />

she is happy with me.<br />

Through it all, my husband is my<br />

rock and my biggest supporter.<br />

Before we fell in love, he was one<br />

of my brother’s friends, so I didn’t<br />

pay him much attention. I used to<br />

introduce myself all over every time<br />

he came over! After I got out of a very<br />

bad relationship, I saw what had been<br />

right in front of my eyes the whole<br />

time and found myself falling head<br />

over heels in love with my brother’s<br />

best friend.<br />

We have come a long way and I’ve<br />

learned so much from my husband –<br />

most importantly, how to prioritise.<br />

I’m a go-getter and when something<br />

doesn't work out, I tend to get very<br />

disappointed. Always being in control<br />

is both my strength and my weakness.<br />

By prioritising, I learned that not<br />

everything is equally important and<br />

that it's okay if something fails. In<br />

my life, I put God first, my husband<br />

second, and then everything else. Your<br />

whole world doesn’t have to revolve<br />

around your husband, but you weren’t<br />

put on this earth to be alone.<br />

We have gone through a rough<br />

patch lately but giving up and<br />

throwing it all away isn’t an option.<br />

My husband and I had to take another<br />

look at our relationship and realise<br />

where both of us had gone wrong.<br />

Now we have to pray and trust that<br />

There will<br />

always be<br />

someone better<br />

or richer<br />

than you.<br />

God will help us get our marriage back<br />

on track. As long as we still have our<br />

love for each other, everything will<br />

work out as it should.<br />

It’s a terrible feeling when<br />

something goes wrong in your<br />

marriage, but no one is perfect.<br />

We live in a world where everyone’s<br />

relationships look perfect on<br />

Instagram and<br />

Facebook, but<br />

we all have<br />

issues we don’t<br />

post about on<br />

social media.<br />

In <strong>Nov</strong>ember,<br />

my husband<br />

and I will be<br />

launching<br />

‘Behind The<br />

Scenes – The<br />

Marriage’<br />

where we will<br />

be producing<br />

YouTube videos and podcasts about<br />

everything in relationships that people<br />

don’t talk about, like fighting, infertility,<br />

sex and even the lack thereof. I<br />

believe that we can save the world,<br />

one marriage at a time, because if<br />

your relationships with God and your<br />

husband are healthy, everything else<br />

will fall into place.<br />

I’m also busy with a Master's<br />

degree at Team Impact Christian<br />

University, specialising in sex in<br />

marriage, because I feel that no<br />

one talks about sex. Not everyone<br />

knows what’s sinful and what’s right or<br />

wrong, but sex is the glue that keeps<br />

a husband and wife together. I want<br />

to help people realise how beautiful<br />

sex in a marriage can be. Next year, I<br />

will be speaking about this topic at<br />

women’s conferences around South<br />

Africa, putting the sex back into<br />

marriages – the way it should be.<br />

When I’m not busy with my studies<br />

or my business, painting and<br />

making music are my favourite<br />

hobbies. I never watch TV; I’m either<br />

painting, planning, playing piano<br />

and ukulele or spending quality time<br />

with my husband when I have a bit of<br />

time off. There is always music playing<br />

in our house, because I can’t stand<br />

silence.<br />

In the future, I hope to launch my<br />

own fabulous clothing line as well.<br />

When I was at university, I started a<br />

small but successful clothing line as a<br />

way to earn my own money. Making<br />

my own clothes has always been a<br />

dream of mine since I love fashion and<br />

putting outfits together. I know I can<br />

do whatever I set my mind to, because<br />

God is helping me.<br />

Details: 081 407 0288, www.iamdanielle.<br />

co.za or follow her on Facebook,<br />

'I am Danielle'<br />

This or that with Danielle:<br />

Facebook or Instagram ... Instagram<br />

Ice cream or chocolate ... Chocolate ice cream<br />

Coffee or cocktails ... Coffee<br />

Indoors or outdoors ... Outdoors<br />

Online shopping or hitting the mall ... Online<br />

Classical art or modern art ... Modern art<br />

<strong>Nov</strong>ember <strong>2019</strong> Get It Joburg <strong>West</strong> 15


Hot!<br />

Summer essentials for<br />

your holiday beauty bag<br />

Compiled by: KYM ARGO. Photographer: MEGAN BRETT.<br />

Three essentials for perfect<br />

holiday hair ... Moroccanoil Root<br />

Boost (for va-va-voom volume, R425),<br />

Dry Texture Spray (texturised hold<br />

with a dry, gritty finish for effortless,<br />

undone styles R465), and Beach<br />

Waves Texture Mousse (tousled<br />

texture, a windswept look with UV<br />

for sun protection, R440) • Love a<br />

product that multitasks ...like Vichy<br />

Normaderm 3-in-1 Scrub, Cleanser<br />

and Mask (R285). Also from Vichy ...<br />

Thermal Mineralizing Spray/Mist<br />

(perfect for hot sultry days and nights,<br />

R250, both from Clicks and Dis-Chem).<br />

An excellent cleanser with scrub is<br />

this NUXE Aquabella Micro-Exfoliating<br />

Purifying Gel (R325 from Woolies) •<br />

Cool beach shades for nails ... Mavala<br />

Mini Nail Colour in Sky Blue (R87, from<br />

Dis-Chem, Clicks and Woolies).<br />

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Elancyl Energizing<br />

Foaming Scrub<br />

cleanses and exfoliates,<br />

leaving your skin<br />

radiant and feeling<br />

hydrated and ready<br />

for body treatments.<br />

R165. Cellulite on the<br />

beach. We think not!<br />

Start right now to deeptissue<br />

massage with the<br />

Elancyl Slim Massage<br />

for smoother, firmer<br />

skin. Just three minutes<br />

a day, girls. You can do<br />

it! R495. From Dis-Chem<br />

and Clicks.<br />

When you’re all hyped up from the<br />

holiday vibe, it’s often difficult to fall<br />

asleep. Hello Duo Calm Soothing<br />

Sleep. One pill before bedtime<br />

promotes healthy sleep by regulating<br />

your circadian (day/night) rhythm.<br />

R445 from fusionlabsonline.com.<br />

L’Oréal LOr<br />

Smooth Sugars Clear Scrub polishes,<br />

boosts o radiance, softens and smooths and<br />

gets<br />

rid<br />

of blackheads. R159,95 from Dis-Chem<br />

• Our new fave is Inoar Virgin Coconut Oil ...<br />

this amazing product stimulates hair growth,<br />

promotes otes scalp health, adds lustre, shine and<br />

softness, ss, and prevents hair breakage and split<br />

ends. R350. And those with Afro, natural, curly<br />

hair<br />

will love the new Afro Vegan range from<br />

Inoar. Six products, ranging from R350 to R550<br />

... and<br />

trust us, your curls will ROCK! Both from<br />

inoar.co.za • The Caribbeantan range is a trusted<br />

holiday<br />

essential ... for an instant tan, try this Tan<br />

in<br />

A<br />

Can, , R99,95 from Dis-Chem.<br />

<strong>Nov</strong>ember <strong>2019</strong> Get It Joburg <strong>West</strong> 17


HOLIDAY HIT LIST<br />

We’re literally counting down the days until it is holiday time … So whether you stay at<br />

home or go away, our guide’s got you covered!<br />

BEAUTY:<br />

Top tips to look like a sun-kissed<br />

goddess all summer long ...<br />

• Mix your liquid bronzer with your<br />

daily lotion for a gorgeous soft glow.<br />

• Use a powder bronzer to highlight<br />

your best features, like your<br />

cheekbones or jaw.<br />

• Enhance your tan by applying a bit<br />

of a bronzer on your shoulders, collar<br />

bone and cleavage.<br />

• Get glowing make-up by mixing<br />

your bronzer and blush, or use the<br />

bronzer as eyeshadow.<br />

• Less is more when it comes to using<br />

bronzer for natural sun-kissed skin.<br />

Four waterproof make-up must-haves:<br />

Under R100<br />

Under R200<br />

It is swimsuit season,<br />

so it couldn’t hurt<br />

to give your skin a<br />

tightening boost<br />

SAVE: Nivea Q10<br />

Firming Body<br />

Lotion, R99,95,<br />

Dis-Chem<br />

SPLURGE: Clarins<br />

Body Fit, R650,<br />

Edgars<br />

FASHION:<br />

essence Waterproof<br />

Liquid Ink<br />

Eyeliner, R54,95,<br />

Clicks<br />

Revlon Ultimate<br />

all-in-one Waterproof<br />

Mascara,<br />

R175, Woolworths<br />

Compiled by: RIALIEN FURSTENBERG.<br />

Catrice Glam And<br />

Doll False Lashes<br />

Waterproof Mascara,<br />

R79,95, Dis-Chem<br />

Tame<br />

the frizz on<br />

your coastal holiday.<br />

John Frieda Frizz-Ease<br />

hair serum, R115,<br />

Clicks<br />

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Mavala mini nail polish in<br />

blue mint, R89, Woolworths<br />

L'Oreal Infallible<br />

Gel Crayon, 24H,<br />

R159,95, Clicks<br />

Max Effect mini nail<br />

polish in Candy Blue,<br />

R69,99 from Clicks<br />

Constantia Kloof’s image consultant,<br />

Nqobile Nkosi, is an expert on all things<br />

fashion. She shares her tips for choosing<br />

between a one-piece and a two-piece<br />

swimsuit for your style and body type.<br />

ONE-PIECE SWIMSUIT:<br />

• Avoid a halterneck swimsuit if you<br />

have a big bust, thereby preventing<br />

sideways creep, and if you have big<br />

arms, as these will be accentuated.<br />

• A sweetheart neckline on a swimsuit<br />

is perfect for making your neck look<br />

long and elegant.<br />

• If you have a bit of a fleshy tummy,<br />

your best pick will be a swimsuit<br />

with lots of small prints as this will


camouflage the bulge.<br />

• A tailored swimsuit that flares over<br />

the bottom will work very well if you<br />

have a very big behind as it hides<br />

and balances it and gives a lovely<br />

feminine silhouette.<br />

TWO-PIECE SWIMSUIT:<br />

• Don’t go for a boob-tube swimsuit if<br />

you have a very small bust – it could<br />

end up looking like a bandage on<br />

you. A halterneck top is the perfect<br />

style for those with a small bust as<br />

you can show off your shoulders<br />

with the angular cut of the design.<br />

• Frills and ruffles on the swimsuit are<br />

perfect for covering a flatter chest,<br />

but these designs should be avoided<br />

if you have a fuller bust.<br />

• Pick a swimsuit with a deep V or<br />

wide scoop neckline if you have a<br />

very short neck. This will make your<br />

neck look longer and more elegant.<br />

Details: Nqobile on 083 567 8581,<br />

nqobile@divinee.co.za or follow her on<br />

Facebook, NqoDevineImage.<br />

HEALTH:<br />

Swim into summer …<br />

Miraclesuit,<br />

R3 695, www.<br />

slimsuit.co.za<br />

Top from R299, skirt from<br />

R259, Miladys<br />

Don’t skimp on your health these holidays … This<br />

ruby-red vinegar with a fruity sweetness and crisp<br />

acidity is packed with many benefits: • Aids digestive<br />

system • Improves body performance • Increases<br />

absorption of calcium • Lowers cholesterol and<br />

blood pressure levels • Improves memory and mood<br />

swings • Is a good source of vitamins K, B9 and B5 •<br />

Soothes a sore throat • Acts as a natural toner good<br />

for acne, helping to balance the pH of your skin<br />

Mix 15 to 30ml of pomegranate vinegar into a glass of<br />

water. Drink first thing in the morning and last thing at<br />

night. If you find it difficult to drink, add a bit of honey to<br />

sweeten. You can also have it before or during meals.<br />

Polka dot<br />

off-shoulder,<br />

R119,99, Mr<br />

Price<br />

Striped offshoulder<br />

dress,<br />

R249,95, Edgars<br />

Off-the-shoulder<br />

outfits – ooze<br />

sexiness, without<br />

even trying!<br />

HAND<br />

SANITISER:<br />

Keep germs at bay by<br />

using hand sanitiser. You’re<br />

constantly touching door<br />

handles, using public toilets and<br />

eating at roadside restaurants,<br />

so you need to keep it hygienic.<br />

Germs breed faster in warmer<br />

weather and can spread rapidly<br />

in an enclosed space. No<br />

one wants to get sick<br />

on a trip.<br />

Soil Organic Remedy<br />

Roller — Relax, R40,<br />

www.soil.co.za<br />

Ecoce Pomegranate Vinegar, R69,95,<br />

Wellness Warehouse<br />

Be sun smart<br />

CANSA <strong>West</strong> Rand encourages everyone,<br />

young and old, to reduce the risk of skin<br />

cancer with the following tips:<br />

• Stay out of the sun between 10am<br />

and 3pm. Stay in the shade or under an<br />

umbrella as much as possible.<br />

• Wear protective clothing and thickly<br />

woven fabric hats with wide brims.<br />

• Avoid caps that leave the neck and<br />

ears exposed.<br />

• Wear sunglasses with a UV protection<br />

rating of UV400.<br />

• It’s important to know the best Sun<br />

Protection Factor (SPF) for your skin type.<br />

Use sunscreen with an SPF of between<br />

20 and 50; preferably SPF 30 to 50 for fair<br />

to very fair skin.<br />

• Always apply sunscreen 20 minutes<br />

before you go outside and reapply at<br />

least every two to three hours.<br />

• The CANSA’s Seal of Recognition (CSOR)<br />

logo appears on approved sunscreen<br />

products and is a guarantee that the<br />

manufacturers of these UV protective<br />

products have complied with the strict<br />

set of criteria developed by CANSA.<br />

Oh-Lief Natural Body<br />

Sunscreen (100ml), R245,<br />

Dis-Chem Clearwater Mall,<br />

www.ohlief.com<br />

<strong>Nov</strong>ember <strong>2019</strong> Get It Joburg <strong>West</strong> 19


HOME:<br />

Want to zhoosh up your home this holiday? Go with blue – it is an allaround<br />

crowd-pleaser, the VIP of the crayon box. A go-to hue, blue is easy<br />

to decorate with and, more importantly, live in. From calming sky blue to<br />

electrifying cobalt, there’s a blue hue that suits every style!<br />

• Warm blues, like denim, ocean blue, or slate blue, contain hints of red.<br />

Colour experts say they advance or come toward you, so they help<br />

make a room feel cosier. Decorators often like warm blues in social<br />

spaces, like the living room, the kitchen, or the dining room.<br />

• Shades known as cool blues – like cobalt, turquoise, and ice blue<br />

– have yellow in them and tend to recede, or back away, which can<br />

help a small space look bigger. Colour experts explain that cool blues<br />

encourage calmness (which is nice for a bedroom) and focus (say, in a<br />

home office). Sometimes cool blues can go a little further and be cold.<br />

But in a bathroom, where you want a crisp, clean vibe, that can be a<br />

good thing.<br />

Shwe Clock,<br />

R599, www.<br />

knus.co.za<br />

Splashes of blue décor to add<br />

to your home ...<br />

Tall Wonky<br />

Vase, R599,<br />

Coricraft<br />

Midnight<br />

blue KitchenCraft<br />

Lovello<br />

textured<br />

kettle, R869,<br />

Yuppiechef<br />

Denmark pendant,<br />

R844, Superbalist.com<br />

Blue Monica side table,<br />

R1 295, www.knus.co.za<br />

PETS:<br />

Holiday tips for your pets:<br />

Pet guru, Elize van der Merwe from<br />

Hillside Pet Hyper in Krugersdorp, shares<br />

her top tips for taking care of your pets<br />

during the holidays.<br />

• Whether you are going on holiday or<br />

staying at home, your animals should<br />

be high on your priority list. If dogs<br />

or cats are staying over at boarding<br />

kennels for the first time, it is advisable<br />

to let them stay for a night or two<br />

before you go on holiday to see how<br />

STAR<br />

BUY<br />

Get in the tropical holiday vibe with this<br />

gorgeous scatter cushion from Netdécor<br />

for R460 (including the inner)<br />

they cope. Make them comfortable<br />

with their favourite food and toys.<br />

• For birds, it’s advised to get extra<br />

vitamins and something to calm them<br />

down from the pet shop as they tend<br />

to pluck their feathers when they<br />

are stressed from not having their<br />

favourite human around.<br />

• If people are using fireworks in your<br />

area, bring your pets inside and leave<br />

the radio or television on for them so<br />

that they won’t get as stressed about<br />

the noise. If you<br />

Peach and Fig<br />

Scented Candle,<br />

R45, Edgars<br />

Home<br />

are at home and your animals are<br />

stressed, use CalmEze calming tablets<br />

or a calming collar available from your<br />

vet or pet store.<br />

• Whatever your plans are, make sure<br />

your pets are chipped so that they can<br />

be traced and that their inoculations<br />

are up to date so that if they get lost,<br />

they don’t contract diseases. But most<br />

of all, give them love and attention –<br />

it’s the festive season after all. Details:<br />

011 665 4974 or visit them<br />

at President Square,<br />

Krugersdorp.<br />

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Available in<br />

two colours,<br />

this durable<br />

rubber ball can<br />

be used as a regular ball<br />

or a boredom-beating game<br />

when filled with snacks. Vanillascented<br />

and safe for chewing. R139,<br />

pet stores or www.huntersa.co.za


What your pet-sitter needs to know:<br />

Christien van den Bergh, a pet-sitter<br />

from Randfontein, says that the most<br />

important part of hiring a pet-sitter<br />

for your four-legged children is to get<br />

everything in writing. Before you go on<br />

your well-deserved holiday, make a list<br />

of your instructions so that the pet-sitter<br />

can refer back to it whenever needed.<br />

It is important to mention the<br />

following things:<br />

• Your pets’ feeding schedule as well as<br />

where the bowls are kept.<br />

• Where your pets’ medication is stored<br />

and how often and what dosage must<br />

be given. Remember to list all injuries<br />

or conditions so that the pet-sitter<br />

doesn’t get worried unnecessarily.<br />

• Grooming instructions including<br />

how often it is needed, and where the<br />

shampoo, brushes, and accessories are<br />

kept. Sometimes pets can make<br />

TRAVEL:<br />

Purrfect travel tips<br />

Travelling comes with its fair share of<br />

stressors, especially when you’re<br />

tasked with packing a bag and<br />

bringing along your closest fourlegged<br />

friend.<br />

1. Get your pet geared up<br />

for a long trip by taking him<br />

on a series of short drives<br />

first, gradually lengthening<br />

the time spent in the car.<br />

2. Make sure your pet has a<br />

microchip for identification and<br />

wears a collar with a tag imprinted<br />

with your home address, as well as<br />

a temporary travel tag with your<br />

cellphone number, destination phone<br />

number and any other relevant<br />

contact information.<br />

3. It’s safest for everyone if cats ride<br />

in a carrier and dogs in a car harness<br />

or a crate, depending on what makes<br />

them most comfortable.<br />

4. Make regular stops – every two<br />

hours for a puppy, every three to four<br />

hours for a cat or an adult dog – so<br />

your pet can take a walk on a leash.<br />

5. Feed your pet only lightly before<br />

getting in the car – pets can become<br />

carsick. Once you’ve stopped driving<br />

for the day, feed normally. Opt for<br />

bottled water – drinking water from<br />

an area he’s not used to could result in<br />

a tummy upset for your pet.<br />

a mess, so make sure your pet-sitter<br />

knows where the cleaning supplies<br />

are too.<br />

• Let the pet-sitter know what spaces<br />

are off-limits for the pets.<br />

• List emergency details for the<br />

veterinarian and a family member or<br />

close friend that can be contacted<br />

in case of an emergency. Please list<br />

your details in case of an emergency<br />

as well.<br />

• It is wise to show the pet-sitter<br />

where the circuit breakers are and<br />

what to do when the power is off.<br />

• Make provision in case your return<br />

gets delayed – ensure there is a<br />

supply of extra food, medicine and<br />

anything else your pets might need.<br />

• You should preferably put the<br />

payment agreement in writing<br />

to eliminate confusion and<br />

miscommunication.<br />

Kids’<br />

entertainment:<br />

Keep kids entertained<br />

by downloading their<br />

favourite movies and games<br />

on a tablet. Remember to<br />

carry a good book or some<br />

puzzles to save the day<br />

in case of a tech<br />

meltdown.<br />

Road trip essentials<br />

Budget Car Hire put together a list of<br />

essentials to gather before your journey<br />

to ensure you and your loved ones are<br />

safe, you don’t have to worry and can<br />

focus on enjoying your adventures on<br />

the open road.<br />

Roadside emergency kit: Keep pliers<br />

and spanners on hand. Have jumper<br />

cables in your vehicle to revive a<br />

dead battery. Make sure you have an<br />

emergency triangle/ road flares, a tow<br />

rope and a flashlight.<br />

First-aid kit: A good kit should<br />

contain bandages, band-aids for minor<br />

cuts and bruises as well as stronger<br />

ones to dress serious wounds. Also, be<br />

sure to include hydrogen peroxide, an<br />

emergency blanket, disposable gloves<br />

and antiseptic cream.<br />

Montego’s<br />

Bags O’Wags<br />

Mighty Munchie<br />

Chicky<br />

Chewies,<br />

R18,95, www.<br />

petworld.co.za<br />

Orijen Six Fish Cat<br />

Treats, R124,95, www.petworld.co.za<br />

Hardcopy maps: Have a map on<br />

hand. It will keep you on the right<br />

path in case your cellphone battery<br />

dies, and you don’t have a charger,<br />

you can’t<br />

get a network signal, or your GPS<br />

loses the plot.<br />

Cooler and snacks: Beat the heat<br />

with a cooler filled with snacks, water<br />

and energy drinks. When travelling, it’s<br />

important to keep food cold, as germs<br />

thrive in warmer conditions. Keep<br />

hydrated, because water is crucial for<br />

all bodily functions, so you are at your<br />

optimum. Snack on energy bars or trail<br />

mix to keep the hunger pangs at bay.<br />

The right fashion: Pack for the road,<br />

not the runway. The last thing you<br />

want on a road trip is to fuss with<br />

uncomfortable clothes and shoes.<br />

<strong>Nov</strong>ember <strong>2019</strong> Get It Joburg <strong>West</strong> 21


Breaking the<br />

Anita Browne of Greenway Farms, Tarlton is one fab farmer. Meet the woman who<br />

managed to win the AGRI Gauteng Young Farmer of the Year in between running the<br />

family business and expanding her own little family.<br />

Text & image: JACO-MARI HAASBROEK.<br />

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WORKING AT<br />

GREENWAY FARMS?<br />

My Father and his business partner founded the business<br />

in 1988. I grew up on the farm, but I never thought<br />

that I'd end up working here, because what is there for<br />

women to do on a farm? I went off to study for a BSc in<br />

Human Molecular Biology but later switched to a BSc in<br />

Plant Health and Ecology after I did an internship with a<br />

plant pathologist overseas. It opened my mind to new<br />

possibilities for being a woman in agriculture. I later worked<br />

on the farm during holidays. I learned the fundamentals<br />

of the business from the ground up. I've been working<br />

full time on the farm for five years, and proudly run the<br />

production side of the business which entails planning,<br />

research and development, and everything in between<br />

that leads up to the final product.<br />

WHAT DOES GREENWAY FARMS DO?<br />

What started off as a small vegetable farm, which later<br />

specialized in carrot production, has now seen new<br />

opportunity to further expand the business. Instead of<br />

throwing away the broken or forked carrots that aren't up<br />

to sale standard, we made our famous Rugani juice. We<br />

have now expanded to pineapple and beetroot juice, and<br />

yummy combinations like carrot and pineapple as well as<br />

carrot and ginger.<br />

TELL US ABOUT YOUR AWARD?<br />

One of my suppliers nominated me to be a candidate for<br />

the AGRI Gauteng Young Farmer of the Year for <strong>2019</strong>. The<br />

judging criteria are quite broad and the judges want to see<br />

how involved the farmer is in their business. They visited<br />

the farm to see what we do here and how I influence the<br />

business on all levels. When I was nominated, I was very<br />

sceptical about the competition because I don't do this<br />

job for the recognition, but I realised that it gives me the<br />

platform to be noticed as a role-player in this industry. I<br />

didn't expect to win, especially because I'm a woman. I am<br />

the first woman to win this award and I think it really shifts<br />

the paradigm about women in agriculture because it's not<br />

an industry for men only any more. I'm proud that I can be<br />

an example that women can achieve anything they put<br />

their minds to. The national round of this competition is yet<br />

to take place and I am looking forward to it.<br />

WHAT CHALLENGES DO WOMEN IN THIS<br />

INDUSTRY FACE?<br />

There has always been a stereotype that there isn’t<br />

anything a woman can do on a farm. Even though the<br />

business was fast growing, and the doors were always<br />

open for opportunity for us to join the family business,<br />

there was no real clear understanding or direction, as to<br />

where me as a women could add value to the business.<br />

This however has changed. It’s a male-dominated<br />

industry and it's very difficult to be seen as a role-player<br />

in this industry if you're a woman. It’s a lot of hard work<br />

to be successful. Luckily, these stereotypes are changing,<br />

together with the paradigm shift that women can be<br />

excellent farmers.<br />

WHAT IS YOUR INVOLVEMENT WITH<br />

THE COMMUNITY?<br />

Besides providing local produce and employing locals, I<br />

think that our success story also inspires and motivates<br />

the community. The business started off on a 20 hectare<br />

farm and now we have 3 500 hectares. We try to send out a<br />

message that anything is possible if you're prepared to take<br />

risks, work hard and walk roads that are not often walked.<br />

We also empower our employees, giving them the chance<br />

to get upskilled and to provide better lives for their families,<br />

and at the end of the day, it lifts up the whole community.<br />

BEING PART OF A FAMILY BUSINESS?<br />

When we say that it's a family business we really mean it.<br />

My father has five daughters and a son, so it was inevitable<br />

that at least one of his daughters would end up in the<br />

family business. One of my sisters and my brother have<br />

also joined me on the farm. My loving husband is the<br />

marketing and export manager of the business, so we get<br />

to work together a lot. For me, family equals Greenway<br />

Farms – I can't separate the one from the other because we<br />

are Greenway Farms.<br />

WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR YOU?<br />

While the business is growing, my family is also growing.<br />

My husband and I are expecting our first child and I'm very<br />

excited about it because I am always working towards<br />

leaving a legacy for the next generation.<br />

Details: 072 659 2492, anita@greenwayfarm.co.za.<br />

22 Get It Joburg <strong>West</strong> <strong>Nov</strong>ember <strong>2019</strong>


‘grass’ ceiling<br />

Short & sweet<br />

My favourite part of the<br />

job is ... being outdoors.<br />

My favourite Rugani juice<br />

is ... carrot and pineapple.<br />

My friends and family<br />

will describe me as<br />

... hardworking and<br />

determined. They'll say that<br />

I swim upstream, not in a<br />

rebellious way, but always<br />

challenging paradigms.<br />

My midnight snack is ...<br />

chocolates or rusks.<br />

<strong>Nov</strong>ember <strong>2019</strong> Get It Joburg <strong>West</strong> 23


Summer blooms<br />

We’ve put together our top garden tasks and tips for the month.<br />

Best for patios …<br />

imagine having deliciously<br />

fragrant and pickable sweet<br />

basil at your fingertips. Basil<br />

‘Dolce Fresca’ is a patio basil<br />

that grows perfectly in a pot,<br />

keeps its compact bushy shape<br />

and doesn’t get leggy, like<br />

garden varieties tend to do.<br />

Plants grow 30 to 36cm high,<br />

with a high leaf yield. This basil<br />

has won several horticultural<br />

awards, including the All-<br />

American Selections vegetable<br />

category for its sweet, tender<br />

leaves and ornamental<br />

shape. Use the leaves for<br />

pesto, with pasta and in any<br />

Mediterranean-inspired dish.<br />

A great patio edible. Details:<br />

www.ballstraathof.co.za.<br />

Garden tasks:<br />

• Sow quick-growing annuals like alyssum, dwarf<br />

marigolds, nasturtiums, portulaca, and California poppy.<br />

• Lift and divide irises, water agapanthus if the weather is<br />

hot and dry and fertilise roses, cannas, dahlias<br />

and hydrangeas.<br />

• For heat-resistant bedding colour, plant vinca,<br />

Angelonia and bedding salvia in sunny beds and<br />

begonias in semi-shade.<br />

• Water outdoor container plants and hanging baskets<br />

once a day and feed twice a month. If the sun is<br />

becoming too harsh, move containers into a position<br />

where they receive afternoon shade.<br />

• <strong>Nov</strong>ember is a peak time for pests. Watch out for<br />

lily borer (black and yellow stripes) on your clivia and<br />

amaryllis, and spray with Margaret Roberts Biological<br />

Caterpillar Insecticide. Protect roses, tomatoes,<br />

and sweet peppers with Ludwig’s Insect Spray,<br />

which is organic.<br />

• Succession sowing of most summer vegetables can<br />

be continued until the end of this month.<br />

24 Get It Joburg <strong>West</strong> <strong>Nov</strong>ember <strong>2019</strong>


Inspired by beauty<br />

SA’s glam guru,<br />

Hannon Bothma, is the<br />

epitome of class and<br />

sophistication and his<br />

new cerise pink rose,<br />

cultivated and grown<br />

by Malanseuns, is an<br />

extension of that style.<br />

An absolute must for<br />

anyone who gushes<br />

over roses! R219 each<br />

from Garden World<br />

Nursery. Details: 011<br />

957 2047.<br />

Grow any variation of vegetables, fruit, nuts<br />

or even herbs and spices with this great guide<br />

from the <strong>West</strong> Rand’s very own garden master,<br />

JJ van Rensburg. Grow your own by JJ & Tinus<br />

Oberholzer is a comprehensive guide providing<br />

practical guidelines that will teach you how to<br />

fully utilise your garden (large or small) using alternative<br />

as well as traditional growing methods.<br />

R350 from Garden World Nursery, 011 957 2047.<br />

Also available in Afrikaans as Kweek dit self.<br />

We’re planting Salvia for its superb show<br />

This shrubby upright perennial salvia produces endless spikes of large dark<br />

purple, pink or orange-red blooms that attract bees and stand out against<br />

the dark green leaves. Plants flower from spring to autumn and even through<br />

winter in warmer areas. Growing 60 to 80cm high and wide, it is a good filler<br />

for beds or as a feature in a large container. Plants are frost-hardy, performing<br />

best in full sun in fertile well-drained soil. Like all salvia, they need moderate<br />

watering and the soil can dry out between waterings. For strong growth, cut<br />

back in spring, fertilise and water well. Details: www.ballstraathof.co.za.<br />

Pencil into your diary!<br />

Gardens of the Golden City at<br />

Random Harvest, Muldersdrift on<br />

9 and 10 <strong>Nov</strong>ember from 8.30am<br />

to 5pm. A visit to this garden<br />

includes opportunities to walk on<br />

the farm, through the restored<br />

grassland and to the dam. There will<br />

be conservation gardening talks<br />

particularly on grey and rainwater<br />

harvesting, and over 800 indigenous<br />

plants are available to purchase<br />

from the nursery. Random Harvest’s<br />

gardens feature a variety of carefully<br />

created habitats for wildlife. Birds<br />

(169 species on their list!), many<br />

pollinating insects and other<br />

creatures abound in the sanctuary<br />

provided for them. The gardens are<br />

run on natural principles without<br />

the use of harmful pesticides,<br />

which accounts for the quantity<br />

and diversity of creatures present.<br />

Of interest are the beautiful<br />

indigenous trees, many of which<br />

are pruned for their sculptural value.<br />

Entrance: R30 per person, children<br />

under 12 years free. Details: 011<br />

957 5354, admin@rhn.co.za or www.<br />

randomharvestnursery.co.za<br />

<strong>Nov</strong>ember <strong>2019</strong> Get It Joburg <strong>West</strong> 25


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Go for a dip after your run or let the kids enjoy themselves in the pool.<br />

FAMILY, FOOD & FUN<br />

Text: JACO-MARI HAASBROEK. Images: SUPPLIED.<br />

Having a holistay? We've got the perfect budget-friendly day getaway for you and your family.<br />

Outdoor adventure on your doorstep!<br />

Avianto Clubhouse and Sports Park<br />

offers the whole package – yummy<br />

food and relaxation while the young<br />

ones play the day away ... It’s situated<br />

in the heart of Muldersdrift, next to<br />

the river, in between big trees and<br />

huge, green lawns. They have a variety<br />

of delicious family-friendly meals<br />

to enjoy so you can cool off with a<br />

smoothie and a salad or turn up the<br />

heat with a rack of ribs or a pizza.<br />

Mom can sip on a cocktail while dad<br />

drinks his beer and catches a game on<br />

TV. The children can burn up all their<br />

energy on the jungle gym, kiddies<br />

cycling pump track, trampoline<br />

and in the swimming pool. And the<br />

best part? It’s open to the public for<br />

free! One of the highlights of the<br />

Clubhouse is that it’s dog-friendly for<br />

all fur-children on leashes. The friendly<br />

staff and beautiful surroundings also<br />

make it the ideal spot for a picnic<br />

or joyful kids' party which they will<br />

tailor to your unique needs. For the<br />

more adventurous, there are jogging<br />

and mountain bike trails, as well as<br />

an outdoor gym and yoga deck.<br />

This pizza oozes cheese, olives,<br />

peppers, mushrooms and garlic.<br />

Feast on a magnificent rack of ribs.<br />

Become a member of the Avianto Sports Park to enjoy the scenic mountain bike<br />

trails, or join them every Sunday morning at 8am for a weekly free 5km myrun<br />

event while earning Discovery Vitality points for each run or walk you complete.<br />

They are open on Fridays from 4pm to 8pm, Saturdays from 6am to 8pm and<br />

Sundays from 6am to 4pm. They will be open for the holidays every day from 16<br />

December to 12 January from 9am to 6pm, closing only on 25 and 26 December.<br />

Details: Visit them at Avianto Clubhouse, entrance off Villa Road in Muldersdrift or<br />

contact them on 011 668 3000 or visit www.avianto.co.za.<br />

30 Get It Joburg <strong>West</strong> <strong>Nov</strong>ember <strong>2019</strong>


Make the healthy choice<br />

with a delish salad.<br />

The perfect spot to sip on cocktails and<br />

enjoy a bit of me-time this holiday.<br />

Make exercise fun again by breaking<br />

a sweat at the outdoor gym.<br />

Trampoline, jungle gym and lush green<br />

lawns – every kids’ dream come true.<br />

Lunch with a spectacular view<br />

(it can’t get better that this).<br />

<strong>Nov</strong>ember <strong>2019</strong> Get It Joburg <strong>West</strong> 31


32 Get It Joburg <strong>West</strong> <strong>Nov</strong>ember <strong>2019</strong><br />

Fly camping ...<br />

a safari for the adventurous


Walking through big five country and sleeping out in the wild<br />

So you’re looking for something a little out of the ordinary. A little more adventurous.<br />

Something special. And as we so often do (boast, boast), we’ve done the hard work for<br />

you and found something spectacular for you to experience. An authentic wilderness<br />

adventure, where you can experience the beauty of the bush on foot and sleep out in<br />

the wild. A fly camping safari experience is the latest activity offered at Samara Private<br />

Game Reserve in the Great Karoo – arguably one of the most extraordinary areas of<br />

South Africa.<br />

Taking its name from the original safari days when explorers set up camp in big game<br />

country with little more than a fly sheet protecting them from the elements, Samara’s<br />

fly camping activity remains true to these origins.<br />

WIth a maximum of six guests, your adventure begins with a guided bush walk<br />

through Big Five territory ... fret not ... the rangers are armed and they, and the trackers,<br />

are hugely experienced. Come dusk, you’ll arrive at your private camp, where your<br />

tents have already been set up (thank heavens ... imagine having to do that yourself<br />

after a long day walking in the bush!), and the fire ready to be lit. You’ll have (massively<br />

welcome, we’re sure) sundowners followed by a traditional South Africa braai – think<br />

boerewors, roosterbrood and grilled pineapple – cooked by the ranger and tracker<br />

team. You’ll spend the evening sitting round the campfire, sharing safari stories and<br />

listening to the nightly chorus of jackals, nightingales and the occasional lion roar,<br />

before retreating to bed. The next morning, you can continue your walk or drive back<br />

to the lodge.<br />

This fly camping safari is only available from October to May (excluding December 15<br />

to January 10) and is limited to guests who’ve booked a minimum three-night stay<br />

in one of Samara’s lodges. A R7 000 a night camping surcharge applies, although this<br />

charge is included in the cost if guests book a five-night conservation package. Prices<br />

include the services of a fully armed ranger and tracker. You do need to be 16 or older.<br />

Details: samara.co.za<br />

<strong>Nov</strong>ember <strong>2019</strong> Get It Joburg <strong>West</strong> 33


Hello Summer! Hot days. Sultry<br />

nights. Sexy swimwear and slip<br />

dresses. Which all, obviously,<br />

scream tan. We’re massive fans<br />

of the Caribbean Tan brand. The<br />

self-tan and tan care products are<br />

designed to eliminate the fuss and<br />

mess associated with at-home<br />

tanning creams, as well as the<br />

costs associated with achieving<br />

the perfect tan. The days of harsh,<br />

chemical-heavy products and<br />

harmful sunbeds are gone! We –<br />

and the folk from Caribbean Tan –<br />

believe that treating your skin with<br />

care is beautiful, and that means<br />

tanning safely and loving your body<br />

from head to toe. Think products<br />

that are good for you, good for<br />

our planet, and cruelty-free! You’ll<br />

find them at Dis-Chem and Clicks,<br />

select independent stores, as well<br />

as online at www.caribbeantan.<br />

online. Fancy winning a hamper<br />

of Caribbean Tan products ... filled<br />

with eight tanning products,<br />

valued at more than R1 500? Yes<br />

please! To stand in line to snap up<br />

this amazing prize, simply follow<br />

us on Facebook (Get It Joburg <strong>West</strong>),<br />

like our Summer Tan post, and hold<br />

(golden) thumbs. Competition<br />

ends December 15.<br />

Spoil<br />

Summer<br />

34 Get It Joburg <strong>West</strong> <strong>Nov</strong>ember <strong>2019</strong>


discover<br />

WISH TREES<br />

1 OCTOBER – 15 DECEMBER<br />

Select a tag and make a wish come true.<br />

Deliver all gifts to the Information Desk<br />

Tel: 010 020 1234 | www.cradlestonemall.co.za | Cnr N14, R28, Hendrik Potgieter, Ruimsig


Randfontein Private Hospital wishes all their Doctors,<br />

staff and patients a wonderful and peaceful festive<br />

season. Thank you for your patronage.<br />

Randfontein Private Hospital<br />

Lister Road, Lower Ward Street Extension, Randfontein, 1759<br />

+27 87 087 2700 | info@lenmed.co.za | www.lenmed.com

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